Title

Organic Bulk Heterojunction Infrared Photodiodes for Imaging Out to 1300 nm

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-15-2019

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

This work studies organic bulk heterojunction photodiodes with a wide spectral range capable of imaging out to 1.3 μm in the shortwave infrared. Adjustment of the donor-to-acceptor (polymer:fullerene) ratio shows how blend composition affects the density of states (DOS) which connects materials composition and optoelectronic properties and provides insight into features relevant to understanding dispersive transport and recombination in the narrow bandgap devices. Capacitance spectroscopy and transient photocurrent measurements indicate the main recombination mechanisms arise from deep traps and poor extraction from accumulated space charges. The amount of space charge is reduced with a decreasing acceptor concentration; however, this reduction is offset by an increasing trap DOS. A device with 1:3 donor-to-acceptor ratio shows the lowest density of deep traps and the highest external quantum efficiency among the different blend compositions. The organic photodiodes are used to demonstrate a single-pixel imaging system that leverages compressive sensing algorithms to enable image reconstruction.

Publication Title

ACS Applied Electronic Materials

Volume

1

Issue

5

First Page

660

Last Page

666

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